Monthly Archives: February 2011

The World Oil Politics of the Libyan Revolt

The World Oil Politics of the Libyan Revolt from Informed Comment by Juan 1 person liked this The question of what comes after Qaddafi became more complicated on Sunday, as rival claims to forming a provisional liberated government emerged. Former Justice Minister … Continue reading

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The Israel Project on Arab Revolutions: ‘Good for the Jews?’

The Israel Project on Arab Revolutions: ‘Good for the Jews?’ from Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place by Richard Silverstein The Forward brings to us one of the most unintentionally funny articles of the week exploring how the Israel … Continue reading

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Israeli Public Inquiry: Shehadeh Assassination Justified

Israeli Public Inquiry: Shehadeh Assassination Justified from Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place by Richard Silverstein Salah Shehadeh and the sophistries of Israel’s public inquiry into his murder In 2002, after a smaller bomb failed to succeed in murdering Salah … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Egypt in Madison

Tomgram: Andy Kroll, The Spirit of Egypt in Madison By Andy Kroll Posted on February 27, 2011, Printed on February 27, 2011 http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175360/   Right now, at the invaluable Antiwar.com website — overflowing with blazing headlines — you can see two … Continue reading

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Shock Doctrine, U.S.A.

February 24, 2011 Shock Doctrine, U.S.A. By PAUL KRUGMAN Here’s a thought: maybe Madison, Wis., isn’t Cairo after all. Maybe it’s Baghdad — specifically, Baghdad in 2003, when the Bush administration put Iraq under the rule of officials chosen for loyalty … Continue reading

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US Hands Off Libya!

The following article from Jonathan Wright makes the valid point that the US should not intervene to “help” the Libyan people. I wholeheartedly agree! But for different reasons: I understand the US (and EU) to be imperialist powers that strive … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Say Saudi Arabia is a Haven of Peace

Why I Can’t Say Saudi Arabia is a Haven of Peace from Jonathan Wright by Jonathan I’m in Qatar for a couple of days for a workshop on the Egyptian revolution at the Qatar Foundation, but surprises have followed me all the … Continue reading

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Response to my Post on Israel and Iran

Response to my Post on Israel and Iran from Nir Rosen So an American friend who comes from a very different professional background than Max and I but has a lot of time on the ground in the region and has … Continue reading

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Top 5 Pieces of Unfinished Business in the Mideast

Top 5 Pieces of Unfinished Business in the Mideast from Informed Comment by Juan 1 person liked this 1. Some 6000 protesters marched in Jordan on Friday. They said they wanted to transform the Jordanian monarchy into a European-style, constitutional monarchy and to … Continue reading

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Egyptian military uses strong force to move protesters

Egyptian military uses strong force to move protesters from AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth by Chris in Paris Al Jazeera: The Egyptian army has used force to disperse activists gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand the removal of Hosni … Continue reading

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